EFC European Environmental Funders Group Spring Meeting – Philanthropy and the transition to a circular economy

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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The next EFC European Environmental Funders Group Spring Meeting – “Philanthropy and the transition to a circular economy” will take place from 17 – 18 April 2018. Hosted by members Adessium Foundation and the European Climate Foundation, the meeting will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

This learning and networking event aims to bring together European environmental funders to focus on the contribution of the philanthropic sector to the circular economy. Funders in the areas of biodiversity conservation, sustainable food systems, plastic waste reduction, public health, mobility and climate change issues, to name only a few, are already part of the transition to a circular economy. This gathering will offer a chance to discuss opportunities and challenges in this area.

Participants will explore current initiatives at a European level and in the Netherlands, which has adopted an ambitious roadmap for a circular economy by 2050. The programme for this two-day gathering includes plenary sessions, small breakout groups, “speed dating”, a thematic networking dinner and a site visit – all with the aim of walking participants in a simple way through this complex topic.

The programme will give participants the opportunity to:

  • meet key actors active in environmental philanthropy in the Netherlands and discuss with them interests and challenges in the environmental field
  • meet our guest speakers and learn more about the circular economy to discuss with them barriers, challenges and opportunities
  • reflect on opportunities for future interventions
  • learn from the experience of your peers, share your own experience, and identify opportunities for collaboration

An outline of the programme is available at the following link: EEFG Spring meeting

The meeting is open to funders and is by invitation only. If you are interested in joining us please do not hesitate to contact Giulia Lombardi at the EFC (glombardi@efc.be).

Participation will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next EFC/EFFG Meeting!


April 17 @ 12:00
April 18 @ 16:00
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